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9-year-old girl critically injured after firework explodes in her hands, officials say

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s a scary reminder of the dangers associated with the Fourth of July holiday. A nine-year-old girl was severely hurt by a firecracker she found in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood Sunday morning. Police say the child came across a powerful firecracker, possibly an M80. After lighting it, officials say, it exploded right […]

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Philadelphia police search for missing 13-year-old girl

UPDATED: 11:44 a.m.  PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have found 13-year-old Kymirah Bennett and say she is in good health. Bennett has been missing since Thursday morning. Bennett was wearing a dark top and shorts, and red Van sneakers when she was last spotted on the 2300 block of South 25th Street.  Authorities are […]

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2 student members on Philadelphia’s school board wrap up their year on the job

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s been a real-world education for the two student members on the Philadelphia school board. As they complete their year of service, they’re making some suggestions for the future.   In addition to their schoolwork, Julia Frank and Alfredo Pratico have spent the last year visiting schools and attending hours and hours […]

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New AARP report highlights ill effects soaring drug prices have on Americans

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report underlines what most of us already know: prescription drug prices continue to skyrocket. People are being forced to make tough decisions. The AARP’s Public Policy Institute focused on the cost of specialty drugs for treatment of such ailments as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and MS. “On average those prices have […]

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Governor Murphy poised to sign new budget with changes, avoiding state shutdown

TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey will have a budget on Sunday, averting a possible shutdown Monday. But Governor Phil Murphy is expected to line item veto at least some of the $38.7 billion spending plan approved by the legislature 10 days ago.  We’ll learn more about what’s cut when Murphy meets with reporters Sunday […]

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Woman rescued after driving car into Montco apartment building, officials say

LANSDALE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An elderly woman was trapped in her car for over an hour after she crashed into a Montgomery County apartment building. The crash took place along the 1000 block of South Valley Forge Road Saturday afternoon. Photos show the woman’s car almost fully in a vertical position — stuck between two walls […]

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Thousands are left without power as storms continue to hit our region

UPDATED: 10:00 PM PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A series of storms have swept through our region this weekend and now thousands have been left without power.  Saturday afternoon kicked off the list of alert issued that would begin with “Watches” and end with “Warnings” from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. ⚠️ Severe Thunderstorm WATCH issued for […]

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Special regatta viewing party looked to promote diversity in rowing

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A special gathering took place along the Schuylkill River during this weekend’s Independence Day Regatta as an effort to encourage diversity in rowing.  Not only is Parthenia Izzard a rowing referee, she’s the only African American female officer of the Schuylkill Navy. “It’s not for a lack of interest, I don’t think,” […]

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Clark Park hosts its annual music and arts festival in West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — West Philadelphia was full of artists this weekend for the annual Clark Park Music and Arts Festival. “A lot of people are coming down from all across the area, listening to music and enjoying wonderful artwork,” explained artist Larry West. Craft vender, Elizabeth Peyton, spend her Saturday selling body scrubs. “We’re out […]

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Hahnemann Hospital no longer accepting trauma patients amid planned closure

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As it prepares to close its doors for good, Hahnemann University Hospital says its emergency department will remain open, but it will no longer be accepting trauma patients. The hospital notified the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) on Friday night that it is de-designating as a Level 1 and 2 trauma […]